The Greatest Stephen King Adaptationsby Mychosenamewastaken | created - 29 Aug 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
***NOT IN ANY PARTICULAR ORDER***
Stephen King is one of my Favourite Authors, on this list are some that barely scraped in, but some of his work is left out, that is because they are barely watchable and would waste your time. This list is populated with the only movies worth watching that have been adapted from his books/novels/novellas/shorts.
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3. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.
Votes: 264,172 | Gross: $25.59M
4. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 1,037,609 | Gross: $136.80M
5. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 167,415 | Gross: $61.28M
11. It (1990)
TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.
14. The Stand (1994)
Not Rated | 361 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
17. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 798,689 | Gross: $44.02M
21. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 86,858 | Gross: $57.47M
22. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 243,931 | Gross: $71.99M
23. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.
Votes: 35,797 | Gross: $24.36M
24. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery
Votes: 34,390 | Gross: $24.19M
25. Mr. Mercedes (2017– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Tells the story of a psychopathic killer who drives a stolen Mercedes into a crowd and a recently retired detective who tries to bring him down.
Great opening Pilot, excellent casting choice.
May turn out to be one of King's best adaptations on the small screen, hopefully even better then 11.22.63!
Let's wait and see what happens.
**Edit** After finishing the last episode, i am happy to announce that this was a blast. A great series with lots of gritty King antics, it really stayed true to the spirit of King.
26. Gerald's Game (2017)
TV-MA | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.
One of the most brutal movies I've ever seen.
Once scene in-particular actually made me queezy for around 5 minutes until i couldn't hold on any longer and had to vomit...
I have never thrown up from any movie, that should give you an indication of how screwed up this scene was.
This, 11.22.63 and Mr.Mercedes are the 3 best Stephen King movies/series that have come out in years, Forget IT which was a rushed mess. Watch this and Mr.Mercedes for your Stephen King fix.
27. 1922 (2017)
TV-MA | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.
Netflix is on a roll with King adaptations.
After this years BOMB "The Dark Tower" and the ludicrously adapted "IT" which teenagers everywhere are bestowing the tittle of "Best horror movie ever" because they have no idea what constitutes a good horror film and value jump scares over a great story line and decent character development, (surprise surprise, this generation of reality TV lovers enjoy mindless dribble.) Well, surprise, it's not. and this years adaptation of "IT" was one of the worst adaptations or horror movies I've seen in years.
Coming off the heels of those 2 horrible experiences, I've had the opportunity to view 2 of Stephen King's lesser known stories "Gerald's Game" and now "1922."
Whilst the latter was not as great as the former, it was still a great adaptation and all round decent film.
Worth the watch for horror fans and fans of Stephen King (Mostly King readers, not people who think the high point of Stephen King's career was his series TV series "Under the Dome" or this years "The Mist."
Good film, Good adaptation.
28. Pet Sematary (2019)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Dr. Louis Creed and his wife, Rachel, relocate from Boston to rural Maine with their two young children. The couple soon discover a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near their new home.
Votes: 57,291 | Gross: $54.72M